African Endangered Species

The African Wild Dog

Its a ruff life

The African Wild Dog, scientifically known as Lycaon pictus, have been Endangered for twenty years now. They used to be all over Africa, but now they only exist in Southern and East Africa.

WHY?

The African Wilde dog population has been heavily depreciating due to the farmers killing them, thinking that the dogs were the ones that ate the farmers livestock. Also competition for the habitat with Lions, and they usually lose. The decrease in habitat due to paved roads and highways developing.

African Wild Dogs in their natural habitat:

There are only 6,600 African Wild Dogs left in the world

What is being done to protect them?

The WWF (World Wide Fund) created protected areas for the animals in places like Tanzania, and more people that live near the African Wild Dog are being educated on them.